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Dawn Patrol: Bears season over; S. Barrington man involved in fatal crash

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  • Bears head coach Marc Trestman, right, runs off the field after yesterday's game in Minneapolis. Was it his last as Bears coach?

    Bears head coach Marc Trestman, right, runs off the field after yesterday's game in Minneapolis. Was it his last as Bears coach?
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Person dies after getting hit by train in DuPage County Sunday

Media reports are saying trains between the Lisle and East Naperville Metra stations stopped Sunday night for a "pedestrian incident involving a freight train." The DuPage County Coroner's office confirmed to media Monday a person who had been struck by a train had died. Morning service will not be disrupted because of this incident. Check back later for updates.

Rozner: Perfect ending to miserable Bears season

On the first series of what was probably the final game of Marc Trestman's NFL head-coaching career, the offensive guru and his quarterback reminded everyone why Bloody Monday could be one of the most brutal in Bears history. Full story

South Barrington man involved in fatal Wisconsin crash

A South Barrington man driving in northern Wisconsin with his wife and three children early Saturday morning swerved to avoid a woman on the highway, but a trailer behind his truck struck and killed her, authorities said yesterday. Full story

Gurnee village prosecutor who emphasized DUI cases retires after 39 years

Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik says village residents can thank a low-profile attorney for helping to keep the village's roads safe. Dennis Daly, who has retired after 39 years as Gurnee's village prosecutor, handled driving under the influence and other traffic cases, along with local ordinance violations. Full story.

'Thrill' is back at newly renovated Naperville Sportsman's Park range

The familiar command of "pull!" and the crackle of shotguns returned yesterday to Sportsman's Park in Naperville, much to the delight of marksmen who endured a six-month renovation of the park district's trapshooting range. Full story

Families get early start on celebrating the New Year in Mundelein

About 200 children and adults got an early start on celebrating the arrival of 2015 during the Fremont Public Library's annual Family New Year's Celebration on Sunday. Full story

Storyteller entertains Elk Grove congregation with birth tale

Congregation members laughed and sang as storyteller Donna Marie Todd performed her tale "A Baby in the Middle of Nowhere" during services yesterday at Prince of Peace United Methodist Church in Elk Grove Village. Full story


Cloudy with snow showers projected to occur this afternoon and evening. Highs around 32 degrees with lows near 16 degrees. Full story.


Roads appear to be clear for the morning commute. There is currently road construction on Barrington Road southbound between West Schaumburg Road and US-20/West Lake-Cook Road. Full story.

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